January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

US-led coalition in Iraq targeted 2 years after Soleimani killing

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq yesterday shot down two armed drones targeting a compound at Baghdad airport hosting its personnel, a coalition official said.

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

Israel pounds Gaza after rocket attacks

Israel targeted Hamas positions in southern Gaza late Saturday after rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave, security sources and the army said.

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

Omicron could lead Israel to herd immunity: official

Israel could reach herd immunity amid surging Omicron infections, its top health official said yesterday, as the country approved the use of Merck & Co’s molnupiravir anti-viral pill for Covid...

January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022

Israeli troops kill Palestinian ‘knifeman’

Israeli troops yesterday shot dead a Palestinian man who attempted to stab soldiers and civilians at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank, the military said.

December 31, 2021
December 31, 2021

Saddam's daughter calls on Iraqis to unite, marks 15 years since father's execution

Saddam Hussein’s daughter has called on Iraqis to unite and come to terms with the changes in the Arab world.

December 31, 2021
December 31, 2021

Saudi boosts pandemic curbs at Makkah’s Grand Mosque

Saudi Arabia yesterday reimposed social distancing measures at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Makkah, after recording the highest

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021

Iran claims to have launched rocket with satellite carrier bearing 3 devices

Iran said Thursday it launched a rocket with a satellite carrier bearing three devices into space, though it’s unclear if any of the objects entered orbit around the Earth.

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021

Kuwait swears in fourth govt in two years

A new Kuwaiti government was sworn in yesterday, the oil-rich Gulf emirate’s fourth in two years, after the last one resigned in November amid political deadlock. 

December 30, 2021
December 30, 2021

Violence in Gaza as Abbas visits Israel

An Israeli was wounded in a shooting attack on the Gaza border yesterday, the military said, after a rare visit to Israel by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas drew condemnation from the enclave’s...

December 29, 2021
December 29, 2021

Violence in Gaza border after Palestinian President Abbas visits Israel

An Israeli was wounded in a shooting attack on the Gaza border on Wednesday, the military said, after a rare visit to Israel by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas drew condemnation from the...